LSAISD Education Leadership Development Program
Leadership SAISD is a FREE 9-month education leadership development program that provides community members the information and skills to become thought leaders around education.
Participants develop a nuanced understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing school communities with topics such as school finance, policy and advocacy, and educational equity.
Cohort members meet once a month to hear from influential speakers and experts, review best practices, research, explore equity in education, and conduct site visits. Together, participants and experts explore the issues that shape public education today with an emphasis on real-world solutions and practical problem solving. Seminars provide a factual, non-partisan look at how schools function.
Cohort members explore the most relevant topics in education today including:
Data & Research in Education
Education Policy & Advocacy
Health & Wellness in Education
21st Century Learning
Education Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Normally, classes are held one Friday per month from 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M at Cafe College and tours take place throughout the city. Please note we are closely monitoring the guidance issued by local authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community and are prepared to continue providing exceptional virtual learning experiences with modified hours starting at 9:00am and ending at 12:00pm through Zoom and Google Classroom with optional virtual opportunities to engage with fellow LSAISD cohort members and LSAISD alums concluding the sessions.
Graduates of Leadership SAISD are equipped and positioned to serve in a number of leadership roles, including Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs); site based decision-making committees; Board of Trustee task forces; non-profit boards and volunteer positions. Moreover, LSAISD graduates have the knowledge and skills to effectively advance the broader discussion around public education within San Antonio.
Leadership SAISD Announces the LSAISD Class of 2021
(Thursday, August 27th, 2020) – Leadership SAISD (LSAISD) is proud to announce the 52 education community leaders who will take part in the LSAISD Education Leadership Development Program and form part of the LSAISD Class of 2021. Leadership SAISD has inspired 254 civically minded individuals to become leaders within the education community.
The LSAISD Class of 2021 will participate in a free 9-month education leadership development program addressing various education topics including education leadership, community engagement, data and research in education, education equity, diversity and inclusion, education policy and advocacy, education governance, school finance, health and wellness in education, pedagogy in education and 21st century learning, and education service and leadership opportunities. Sessions provide a factual, non-partisan look at how schools function.
As the only education focused leadership development program in Bexar County, Leadership SAISD seeks to convene educators, caregivers, and community members to explore the challenges and opportunities within the educational landscape of San Antonio to activate civic engagement in various ways.
Graduates of Leadership SAISD are equipped and positioned to serve in a number of leadership roles including, Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), decision-making committees, Board of Trustee task forces, non-profit boards, and other roles. Moreover, Leadership SAISD graduates have the knowledge and skills to effectively advance the broader discussion around public education within San Antonio.
Leadership SAISD congratulates the following 52 individuals who were selected to participate in this year’s program:
Alexis Benedict, Teach For America - San Antonio
Amanda Mosley, Pear Street Church
Amy Barrios, Texas A&M University - San Antonio
Angelica Garza, SAISD Foundation
Angelica Holmes, Black Outside, Inc.
Armen Babajanian, World Affairs Council of San Antonio
Bethany Evans, Family Tapestry - The Children's Shelter
Briana Barner, Doctoral Candidate
Briseida Elena Tijerina Marquez de Cardoza, San Antonio Independent School District
Carmen Fies, UTSA
Carol Ann Tonn, Educator
Chloe Barton, Bonham Academy
Christa Aldrich, H-E-B
Debbie Gordon, Former Sr. Publications Administrator / Community Relations Liason
Denise Hernandez, Councilman Roberto C. Treviño
Diana Estrada, San Antonio Independent School District
Donavan Villarreal, San Antonio Youth For Christ / Kilwins
Elysia Gonzales, Twang Partners, Ltd.
Erica Martinez, Lighthouse Public Schools/Our Lady of the Lake University
Federico Borroel, RelateAbility, PLLC
Gilberto Avila, North East Independent School District
Heather Herrera, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TRIO Student Support Services STEM)
Isaiah Lucio Lopez, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
Jenee Margo Gonzales, The Marianist Province of the United States
Katie Chain, H-E-B
Kelly Rasti, Texas Senate - Office of Senator Jose Menendez
Kelly Lampkin, FunMise, LLC
Kelsey Olson, Healthy Futures of Texas
Lauren Pum, San Antonio Independent School District
Linda Galvan, San Antonio Independent School District
Lindsay Fuller, UTSA
Liza Gomez, Codeup
Lizzy Perez, Lizzy Perez, LLC
Mandy Flores, Assessment Intervention Management (AIM)
Marisa Barrera, Northwest Vista College
Michelle Mata, UT Health San Antonio
Monica Quiñones-Hernandez, VIPKID LTD.
Myles Amador, H. E. Butt Foundation
Nancy Gonzales, Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Oralia E. Garcia, San Antonio Independent School District Bonham Academy
Phillip Anaya, Alamo College
Patricia Juarez, Generations Federal Credit Union
Rebecca Gonzalez, Thrive Media Co., LLC
Robin McNiel-Kandera, San Antonio Independent School District
Samantha Toback, Witte Museum
Sarah Perez, San Antonio Independent School District
Stacie Sanchez Hare, City Year
Steffi Ockenfels, CPS Energy
Stephanie Mendeloff, CREA Curriculum & Consulting
Tally Jorn, The DoSeum
Vanessa Gonzalez, Alamo Heights ISD
Vanessa Tobares, St. Mary's University